I would like to know of what term "ちゃーす" is the abbreviated version. It appears to be a greeting. Translation software and my closest dictionary were of no help.

Keiichi Arawi - CITY - 南雲さんのちゃーす


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This is simply こんにちは + a highly reduced です.

(EDIT: I claimed this isn't common in real life speech, but I'll defer to l'électeur's experience and remove that claim.)

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    I'm pretty sure ちゃーす is used outside fiction not too infrequently
    – Angelos
    Commented Sep 13, 2021 at 1:59
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    Two people have already said that to me this morning just before noon. One is a delivery driver and the other, a neighbor. I expect a couple more to do the same in the afternoon as well.
    – user4032
    Commented Sep 13, 2021 at 3:56

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